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Delicious coconut flavored bread rolled with a brown sugar coconut filling and topped with a coconut frosting

Coconut Sweet Rolls

With coconut extract in the dough, and toasted shredded coconut in the filling and icing, they are a coconut lover’s dream! These Coconut Sweet Rolls are easy to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! The other day I was browsing the magazine section at Costco. I never buy magazines, especially at the prices […]

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Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Do you remember that creamy delicious Meyer Lemon Curd I posted the other day? Well this is what I made with it. I was hoping that using the curd in a recipe, it would stop me from eating it by the spoonful. This is usually the case because when I start a baking spree, I […]

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Easy Apple Almond Cake

Easy Apple Almond Cake

I know everyone has pie on their mind, but why not switch it up a bit with this simple Apple Almond Cake! With the holidays around the corner, there will be an influx of invitations to holiday parties. On top of shopping, decorating, and making your annual cookies, you now need to worry about bringing […]

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Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

This post has been sponsored by Pillsbury, however all opinions are my own. #ItsBakingSeason With the holidays just around the corner, we begin to focus on the “big” meal. You spend days preparing leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, wake up early to put the bird in, and continue to prepare for the rest of […]

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Back to school time is extremely chaotic in my home, especially this year with 3 kids going to different schools in different counties. Needless to say, I need to be prepared for the morning the night before. Because we have to leave so early in order to get everyone to school on time, it is […]

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Blackberry Crumb Bars and Ralphs' New Click List

Blackberry Crumb Bars and Ralphs’ New Click List

Have you ever needed just a few items at the store, but completely dreaded making an appearance in society that day. Or, are in desperate need of groceries because you teen miraculously devoured an entire week’s worth of snacks in one day, but you know that if you lug all the kids with you, your […]

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Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars

Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars

This is a sponsored post on behalf of  General Mills and Acorn Influencer. All opinions are my own.  Growing up, there were very little sweets in the house. My mother would come home from the store with bags and bags of food, however they were all things like flax seed and quinoa. While I appreciate […]

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

Our favorite time of year is finally here! My kids and I absolutely love to visit U-Pick farms around Southern California and create new and delicious items with everything that we have picked. While this may be a bit more expensive than purchasing the produce on sale at the local stores, the experiences that are […]

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Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Spring has definitely hit San Diego. With our days reaching 80 degrees, it is hard not to spend the morning outdoors. With the weather changes, our pallets are changing as well. We are no longer craving heavy comfort meals, and prefer light and refreshing meals instead. Thankfully, our citrus trees are heavy with fruit to […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

If you have been following my blog for some time then you know that I start planning, prepping, and celebrating the holidays earlier than most.  It usually begins in August when I light my winter scented candles and start listening to Christmas music. I am in full blown Christmas prep the day after Halloween. However, […]

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thick ny style buttery coffee cake

Buttery Coffee Cake

Sunday mornings are reserved for big family breakfasts. Normally, my husband is in charge of making the spread, but since he has been working so hard I have been subbing in and letting him sleep. Aren’t I sweet?! Yah, no I am not. I must admit that my taking over breakfast duty is purely selfish, […]

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Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone has a fun-filled day with lots of delicious food planned! We are just returning from a week in Vegas and are planning to recuperate from the heat comfortably and quietly at home with some burgers and these bars. To me, you cannot celebrate the 4th without an All […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

Last year upon moving into our home, the first order of business was to plant a rhubarb plant. Priorities right!? It has been a long year to wait for my first harvest, but when I did, I was ready! I had been jotting down recipe ideas and this one was at the top of my […]

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Beer Brownies

Beer Brownies

Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, then you know that Costco trips put my son to sleep. Like every single time. I find it rather amusing and almost always post a pre-shopping trip picture and a at the register picture trip like the one below. Personally, I find it rather amusing and can’t […]

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Orange Creamsicle Bars

Orange Creamsicle Bars

When we moved into the new house, I was overjoyed with the bountiful fruit trees that were all over the backyard. Being in a home that we could simply step outside and pick fresh fruit off the trees and harvest fresh veggies from the large garden has always been a dream for us. To me, […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Brookies

Chocolate Peppermint Brookies

Yesterday I learned multiple life lessons. One- trust your gut. Two- always keep a clean kitchen and living room. Three- baked goods make a great Thank You gift. I was supposed to be galavanting around San Francisco right now trying fabulous new foods and hopefully connecting with new brands. Well, on Sunday night, my dear […]

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Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Starbucks may have returned to white cups, but the Cranberry Bliss Bars live on! I get so excited every year when I think about these coming out. I am not one to venture into Starbucks more that 3 times a year, and generally those visits are only for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. But having worked […]

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Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam is one of my favorite winter treats. It is sweet from the apples, tart from the cranberries, and warm from all of the winter spices. Combined they make truly a great combination. I usually make a few batches every year to last us through the winter and use it on everything from […]

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Passion Fruit Lemon Bars

Passion Fruit Lemon Bars

  This week I’m partnering with friends to support this wonderful cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. If you’re in San Diego, it’s here: Saturday July 26: 10:00-6:00 pm 3366 Adams Avenue, 92116 at the Masonic Parking Lot FM 94.9 Live Broadcast from 10a-6p Bands, lemonade, silent auction, kids’ activities, and more! This lemonade stand is the […]

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Fruit Custard Bars

Fruit Custard Bars

Last week, Melissa’s Produce sent me  a delightful box of summertime goodies. I unfortunately was not able to get a picture but the box, but it included a whole baby coconut, nectarines, rhubarb, peach bites, fava beans and a tiny melon. We were asked to create a recipe using at least 3 of the ingredients […]

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